“I want to thank you for coming tonight. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” said Dean Linda L. Ammons
as she welcomed Widener Law alumni
currently serving as judges to a special reception in their honor. “One of the great things about Widener Law—and the Delaware Law School—is the legacy our alumni are leaving on the bench,” she added.
The event was held on Thursday, March 31st at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin House before the annual Philadelphia Alumni Reception. The judges, who came from across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, represented both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses and a broad range of graduating classes. Members of the law school’s Board of Overseers and the president and members of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors joined the alumni judges and their guests.
Dean Ammons thanked the assembled judges for their service to the public and the law school, saying, “There are 150 Widener Law alumni on the bench. I think that’s impressive,” before adding, “You are an example to the rest of us and particularly our students. Thank you. To those of you hire our graduates as clerks, thank you doubly. The rate at which our students get clerkships is double the national rate.”
Said Eugene D. McGurk, Esq. ’78, the Chairman of the Board of Overseers to the assembled judges, “You make our name out in the community, and I thank you for being here.”